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Lakeridge Health Ajax and Pickering

Lakeridge Health Ajax and Pickering
Lakeridge Health
Lakeridge Health Ajax and Pickering is located in Southern Ontario
Lakeridge Health Ajax and Pickering
Location in southern Ontario
LocationAjax, Durham, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates43°50′13″N 79°01′01″W / 43.8369°N 79.0169°W / 43.8369; -79.0169
Care systemPublic Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
Emergency departmentYes
HelipadTC LID: CPE2
Opened1954 (1954)
ListsHospitals in Canada

Lakeridge Health Ajax and Pickering is a hospital in Ajax, Ontario, Canada that is operated by Lakeridge Health. The hospital opened in 1954 as the Ajax and Pickering General Hospital.

It was founded in 1954 as the Ajax and Pickering General Hospital with 38 patient beds. New four-storey wings were added in 1964 and 1994. A major $80 million redevelopment project was completed in 2010.[1] Almost 25 percent of the hospital was renovated.[2]

Management of the site was transferred from Rouge Valley Health System to Lakeridge Health effective December 1, 2016.[3]



The hospital has a capacity of 144 beds,[citation needed] and is raising $5 million to procure a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine to support the large population growth in the area.[4] The Emergency Department was originally designed to accommodate 20,000 visits a year, but now routinely handles 45,000. It is equipped with a helipad for medical evacuations.[5]

In fall 2019, an additional 22-bed inpatient mental health unit was planned to open at this hospital to support mental health services.[6]

The services offered by the Ajax Pickering Hospital are as follows: The Shoulder Centre, inpatient and outpatient surgery, women's and children's health, critical care, diagnostic imaging, outpatient mental health services, cardiac care, diabetes education and laboratory services.[6]



The hospital is equipped with a ground level heliport located to the southwest near the wood area. Patients will need to travel by ambulance from heliport to the interior of the building to get to the emergency department.


  1. ^ Rouge Valley construction projects address needs of growing patient community
  2. ^ Stantec designs expansion of Rouge Valley Health centre
  3. ^ Szekely, Reka (November 24, 2016). "Ajax-Pickering hospital regains mental health beds as Lakeridge integration finalized". Metroland Media. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Roar of donation to Ajax-Pickering hospital
  5. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 16 July 2020 to 0901Z 10 September 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Our Hospitals". Lakeridge Health. November 17, 2020. Retrieved November 17, 2020.

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